Tim Starks

Washington, D.C.

Cybersecurity 202 Author

Education: University of Southern Indiana, BA in Print Journalism

Tim Starks is the author of the Cybersecurity 202 newsletter at The Washington Post. He previously served as senior editor at CyberScoop and ran Politico's cybersecurity newsletter. The Evansville, Ind., native has held reporting roles for CQ Roll Call, the New York Sun and the Evansville Courier & Press. His work has also appeared in the Economist, the New Republic, Foreign Policy, the Guardian, the Chicago Tribune, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Deutsche Welle and Ring Magazine. His writing and editing won or contributed to stories or news packages that won four journalism awards in 2022, an
Latest from Tim Starks

Chinese hackers will ‘probably’ breach protected government networks within 5 years, leaked document says

The classified document's warning comes as the U.S. government has made “zero trust” a priority.

April 24, 2023

Election denialism had a costly week, but will it make a difference?

It's not clear if the lies will die down after running up a $790 million bill.

April 21, 2023

The 3CX cyberattack was the result of two supply-chain hacks, Mandiant says

The cybersecurity firm said a North Korean hacking group was behind the hacks.

April 20, 2023

Legal challenge to EPA rule poses obstacle to Biden's cyber agenda

Three Republican attorneys general asked a court to block the rule.

April 19, 2023

An Iranian hacking group went on the offensive against U.S. targets, Microsoft says

The group has shifted to targeting U.S. critical infrastructure, Microsoft said.

April 18, 2023

U.S. eavesdropped on U.N. secretary general, leaks reveal

The leaked documents reveal the U.S. gathered intelligence on U.N. Secretary General António Guterres, shedding light on his interactions with top U.N. officials and world leaders.

April 17, 2023

Russians boasted of undetected bots, leaked documents show

The latest revelations from the Discord Leaks underscore Russia’s capabilities in cyberspace.

April 17, 2023

U.S. launches secure software push with new guidelines

The new voluntary guidelines are the first major step in the Biden administration’s push to make software products secure.

April 13, 2023

Leaked Pentagon documents claim that hackers breached a Canadian gas network. Here’s what to know.

The documents said a hacker from a group called Zarya claimed responsibility.

April 11, 2023

'Disrupting' hackers is key, says Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco

In a Wednesday interview, Monaco discussed ransomware, TikTok and drug sales on social media.

April 6, 2023